Baratza Sette 270 / 270 W burr grinder

R9,300.00R10,900.00 incl. VAT

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The Sette 270 / 270 W has a macro/micro adjust for grind size, as well as 3 programmable settings for dosing. These combined features offer the user incredible repeatability. A unique, built-in, convertible device holder allows the user to grind directly into a portafilter, the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices.



The Baratza Sette 270 / 270W burr grinder with scale caused a sensation when it was released. It was the first straight through grinder with an accurate scale. This is probably why it was awarded best new product of 2016 by SCAA (now SCA).

What we like

  • Taste of the coffee from it.
  • The bean hopper is easier to remove and reattach. With the rotating shutoff, removal also makes no mess.
  • Supplied grinds container, something we have always felt was missing. Additionally it is made from anti-static plastic. Static is the evil side effect of grinding coffee.
  • Design of the holder is super practical. Able to hold espresso portafilters, smaller pour overs like the Hario V60 and the supplied grinds container.
  • As it is a straight through grinder there is minimal retention of grinds.
  • Ease of removing the burr set, making it easy to clean and change.
  • Support for All purpose (AP / Espresso) and drip Brew Grind (BG).
  • Macro and micro adjustments are simple, with the macro adjustments being stepped and the micro stepless.
  • The 270W has a built in scale, which is relatively accurate.
  • The shape and look is clean.

What we are not crazy about

  • While the built in scale on the Baratza Sette 270W is a great feature, we found it was dosing quite accurately to within .2g more.
  • It is a lot noisier than the Vario. They say because it is a straight through grinder.
  • Some people felt that the even with the BG set it is not as good – but we found the comparison of actual taste made it a winner.
  • The look and feel of the digital control panel seems cheap.
  • You may need some “shimms” to get the grind you want, this is also something we found only after playing.

Features and Benefits

For a full list got to the Baratza site. We have include a summary:

Grinding Mechanism: 

  • The major innovation is that the outer in burr rotates. This doubles the surface area, and increases the speed of grinding.
  • As mentioned above a straight-thru transports resulting in minimal residual coffee in the system.
  • A proprietary gear-box (planetary crown gear) that maximizes efficiency of torque transfer, resulting in lower power consumption and much less heat.
  • Powerful DC motor for maximum starting torque and efficiency, resulting in cooler operation.

Burrs & Brewing Methods

  • 40mm conical AP (all-purpose) burrs, capable of grinding from espresso fine to Chemex coarse. They really excel at grinding for espresso. Coffee is ground at 3.5g to 5.5 g/sec. Burrs are durable, and will remain sharp for many years.
  • A second burr option – the BG (brew grind) burr. Designed to give a grind profile that is very good for brew methods requiring a coarser grind. Available as an option.
  • Sette Series burr assembly offers ability to exchange the burr in less than a minute with no tools or re-acalibration. Check this video from about 30 seconds in to see how easy it is to make the switch.

ACAIA – (Weight based Dosing)

The Baratza Sette 270W was designed with a built-in scale using the weighing technology of Acaia, giving precise and accurate weight based dosing, and a tenth of a gram sensitivity. Add to that the ability to grind by weight directly into a portafilter – a breakthrough in grinding technology!

Inf the future the Baratza Sette 270W will be available in the future with Bluetooth capabilities via the BrewBar app from Acaia.

Grind Adjustment

The Baratza Sette 270 has a macro adjust of 30 steps, grinding from espresso to manual brew. A step-less micro adjust with 9 indicators, allows the user to easily dial in a perfect espresso. The macro/micro mechanism is directly connected to the cone burr resulting in immediate and true grind adjustment.

Specifications of the Baratza Sette 270

Speed To Grind Espresso 3.5g/sec;Manual Brewing 5.5g/sec
Burrs 40 mm Steel by Etzinger
Bean Hopper Capacity  300-400 g (10 oz)
Grounds Bin Capacity 160g (5.5 oz )
Weight 3.2 kg (7lbs)
Dimensions 13 X 40 X 24 WxHxD (cm)
Power Rating 230 V AC 280 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.2 Amps
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK

Designed & Engineered Seattle, WA, USA

Exploded View & Parts List: Download PDF

Grinder Comparison Chart: Download PDF

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